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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / toothpick and string god's eye mobile (image heavy!) on: July 06, 2008 03:58:34 PM
I made this mobile out of toothpicks, embroidery floss and a brass ring I had for god knows what reason. I am incredibly happy with how it turned out.

Me wearing it as a necklace.

So what do you think?
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / three advent calendars i am ridicuously proud of on: November 28, 2007 11:50:54 AM
I decided this year I would make advent calendars for the women in my family (grandma, mom, and sister) and here is the finished result:

my grandma's calendar, idea taken from http://www.garnethill.com/jump.jsp?itemID=12609&itemType=PRODUCT&RS=1&keyword=advent

my sister's calendar

the tins have magnets to the back and are supposed to go on a fridge

and finally, my mom's

hers also has magnets on the back and are these little plastic boxes I got from the container store
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pop Icons Pleated Skirt - 3 pictures on: May 19, 2007 02:38:08 PM
Here is a pleated skirt I made...let me know what you think:

The box pleats took FOREVER but I just took my time and did a lot of ironing:

White is the new tan:

Comments appreciated!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Graduation Announcements on: May 16, 2007 06:34:20 PM
I'm making my own graduation announcements, and I've been trying to think of a funny saying for the inside...something a little different from the usual "We are proud to announce the graduation of ______." Any ideas?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Elvis + Checkerboard = Reversible Apron on: March 25, 2007 03:47:40 PM
This is a really, really late birthday present for my sister, modeled by my very own mom. Let me know what you think:

(side one, checkerboard)

(side two, elvis)

(observe the spoon pocket)

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Black and White Striped Tank Top on: March 21, 2007 08:31:03 PM
Made from XL Women's Tank Dress:

Detail of the stars:

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Polka Dot Shirt From 80s Prom Dress on: March 21, 2007 08:10:41 PM
This was an incredibly ugly 80s prom dress, complete with large shoulder pads and a ruffle on the bottom (no before pictures, sorry). You'll just have to take my word that it was completely hideous, and give me your thoughts on whether or not the end product is an improvement:

Side view

Front view

Pocket square

All pictures taken in closet. Copyrighted. Smiley
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